You are invited to nominate your waterbody (surface or ground water), place or pollution problem for inclusion in GWC’s “Dirty Dozen 2020” report. Please note that nominations are judged by the following primary criteria:
- A major specific decision (that the public can help influence) is pending in the coming year.
- The significance of the waterbody, place, or issue to human and natural communities.
- The magnitude of the threat to the waterbody and associated communities.
- A local group, government, or other organization is already addressing the issue and prepared to handle public relations in support of the nomination.
- Issues previously nominated and/or selected for prior Dirty Dozen reports, which have not been resolved, are eligible to be resubmitted. A complete summary of activities/new developments on the issue since last year’s nomination is required to assist in the review process and determining if the issue should be listed again.
- A proposed project that threatens local streams or aquifers
- A municipal or industrial wastewater treatment facility failing to meet permit requirements
- A pollution problem which cannot be corrected through existing laws/rules
- A pollution problem that local and state authorities are failing to correct
- A pollution problem resulting from lack of state and/or federal regulatory oversight
The Georgia Water Coalition Leadership Team will review and select nominations for inclusion in the report by mid-September. If your nomination is chosen, we will work with you to publicize its inclusion on the “Dirty Dozen” report through regional, state and local media. The Dirty Dozen report will be released in November.